Tuesday, March 06, 2007

This should be good, if you're interested in Mobile Mapping

"Using Tablet PCs and Pen-based Technologies for Mapping; Teaching Earth Science applications throughout an undergraduate curriculum"

HP Online Speaker Series
Higher Education Technology for Teaching

28 March 2007
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific Time

Please join us on Wednesday, 28 March, 10:00am - 11:00am Pacific Daylight Savings Time for a live presentation and discussion featuring Mark Manone, HP Technology for Teaching grant recipient and Research Associate/Instructor at the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences Geospatial Research and Information Laboratory, Northern Arizona University.

Abstract: The Department of Geology at Northern Arizona University uses tablet computers and mobile wireless technology in introductory courses as well as throughout our core curriculum. We have developed modules using tablet PCs for 5 introductory classes and 6 core classes. Examples for implications in these introductory classes are: drape geologic maps over digital topographic images to explore relations in 3D; use satellite images of planets to map craters and lava flows on Mars and the moon; view geologic disasters such as volcanic eruptions and hurricanes with satellite images of the same area before and after the event. In all of these examples, the pen is significant in the mapping and delineation portion of the exercise, as using a pen to show the barrier between gravel and bedrock is more accurate and more closely mimics traditional analog mapping techniques. This presentation will show examples of tablet use in mapping at the introductory, core course and field based levels. Results of assessment of learning will also be presented.

To attend, please RSVP at http://www.hpwebgen.com/questions.cfm?id=8828&pass=99222 so we can send you login and phone details. All you need is a phone and an internet-connected web-browser. However, space is limited, so registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no charge for this event.

We hope you can join us!

Jim Vanides, M.Ed.
Program Manager - Worldwide Higher Education Grants
HP Corporate Philanthropy
3000 Hanover Street ms1029
Palo Alto, CA 94025 USA

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